i was passed a packard bell x2414 the other day as it failed to power up. The fans would spin but nothing else.
ive tested the power supply using an antec power tester and get no errors so that counts out the PSU.
i then came to the conclusion that it was either the motherboard or cpu. I removed the ram and received a 1 long bleep which suggested that the motherboard was good and that maybe it was the CPU.
ive now replaced the motherboard just to double check the theory and again nothing. the fans power up for a second then nothing.
after this i would come to the conclusion that the cpu has failed.
the question is that i have never experienced this before... motherboards, psu and memory failures yes. but not a cpu failure especially intel (processor is a quad core q6600).
can anyone comment? offer advice?
many thanks in advance